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Mike Foltynewicz
Birthdate: 10/7/1991 (25 y, 5 m, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 19, Overall: 19, Team: Houston Astros
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 10/11/2014  Risk: 3  ETA: 2015  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
70 / 8050 / 6045 / 50+40 / 45+55
RotoWire News: Foltynewicz gave up one run on six hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Foltynewicz finally had some semblance of big league value last year, six years after the Astros made him the 19th pick in the draft. The flame-throwing righty spent most of the year in the Braves' rotation and held his own, largely due to a newfound command of his pitches. He went through some rough patches, but his body of work will likely earn him a spot in next year's rotation, especially given the team's lack of other options. While Folty's stuff theoretically gives him some upside, he's at best a mid-rotation starter in 2017. Though he's held his own as a starter, many still think Folty's long-term home is in the bullpen, where his fastball-slider combination could be lethal in short stints. If the Braves do decide to pull the plug on Folty's career as a starter, he could immediately become a dominant late-inning reliever who could even be in line for some saves. He's definitely worth a flier in mixed leagues. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Foltynewicz has always had a big fastball and he's finally learning how to command it. There's a good chance he outperforms his projections as a starter and/or dominates as a late-inning reliever in 2017.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Astros (R)030121244.27.863.020.60.32868.5 %  4.034.09  
2011Astros (A)51102626134.05.913.430.67.32763.7 %  4.974.48  
2012Astros (A)14402727152.07.403.670.65.29874.8 %  3.144.20  
2013Astros (A+)1007526.010.044.851.38.36073.6 %  3.815.16  
2013Astros (AA)5332316103.18.274.530.70.25477.0 %  2.873.88  
2014Astros (AAA)7702118102.28.944.560.88.32166.4 %  5.084.79  
2014Astros01016018.26.753.381.45.33373.6 %28.6 %9.4 %5.304.854.880.0
2015Braves (AAA)160101056.210.014.131.11.30873.3 %  3.493.92  
2015Braves460181586.28.003.011.77.34967.7 %33.3 %13.7 %5.715.054.61-0.1
2016Braves (AAA)1205527.08.334.670.00.20675.9 %  1.673.10  
2016Braves9502222123.18.102.551.31.30174.6 %41.2 %13.2 %4.314.244.181.3
2017Depth Charts81002626152.08.663.251.26.31072.6 %  4.264.27 1.6
2017Steamer81002626153.08.583.331.20.29671.9 %40.3 % 4.284.214.381.7
2017Fans (11)10902929171.08.582.531.16.31875.6 %  3.843.84 2.8
2017ZiPS8902626142.08.753.171.33.31073.3 %  4.254.33 1.4
Total- - -131205637228.27.952.791.50.32371.6 %36.9 %13.0 %4.924.604.401.2

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Astros (R)034.031212000  44.2194462420315168039
2011Astros (A)5114.972626000  134.058114984741051078188
2012Astros (A)1443.142727000  152.0653145655311620560125
2013Astros (A+)103.8175000  26.0122311611414005129
2013Astros (AA)532.872316003  103.1424753933852059295
2014Astros (AAA)775.082118000  102.2448986358105221094102
2014Astros015.301600001018.28423111137003014
2015Braves (AAA)163.491010100  56.2242522822726001063
2015Braves465.7118150001086.239911263551729043177
2016Braves (AAA)121.6755000  27.01041375014021025
2016Braves954.31222200000123.15251256159183526131111
2017Depth Charts8104.262626  00 152.0 14877722155 7  146
2017Steamer8104.2826260000 153.066114878732056 7  146
2017Fans (11)1093.842929  0  171.0 17178732248 5  163
2017ZiPS894.252626  0  142.0 1397267215017111138
Total- - -13124.92563700020228.210082601351253871210192202

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Astros (R)7.863.022.600.6020.1 %7.7 %12.4 %.2661.37.32868.5 %  4.09
2011Astros (A)5.913.431.730.6715.2 %8.8 %6.4 %.2851.49.32763.7 %  4.48
2012Astros (A)7.403.672.020.6519.1 %9.5 %9.7 %.2471.36.29874.8 %  4.20
2013Astros (A+)10.044.852.071.3823.8 %11.5 %12.3 %.2871.73.36073.6 %  5.16
2013Astros (AA)8.274.531.830.7022.4 %12.3 %10.1 %.2041.23.25477.0 %  3.88
2014Astros (AAA)8.944.561.960.8822.8 %11.6 %11.2 %.2541.46.32166.4 %  4.79
2014Astros6.753.382.001.4516.7 %8.3 %8.3 %.2991.61.33373.6 %1421284.85
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Braves (AAA)10.014.132.421.1126.0 %10.7 %15.3 %.2411.38.30873.3 %  3.92
2015Braves8.003.012.661.7719.3 %7.3 %12.0 %.3061.63.34967.7 %1471335.05
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Braves (AAA)8.334.671.790.0024.0 %13.5 %10.6 %.1481.00.20675.9 %  3.10
2016Braves8.102.553.171.3121.1 %6.7 %14.5 %.2581.30.30174.6 %1041064.24
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.663.252.671.26   .2571.34.31072.6 %  4.27
2017Steamer8.583.332.581.2022.0 %8.5 %13.5 %.2481.34.29671.9 %  4.21
2017Fans (11)8.582.533.401.16   .2621.28.31875.6 %  3.84
2017ZiPS8.753.172.761.33   .2581.33.31073.3 %  4.33
Total- - -7.952.792.851.5020.0 %7.0 %13.0 %.2801.45.32371.6 %1231184.60

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Astros0.5620.6 %28.6 %50.8 %25.0 %9.4 %11.1 %0.0 %33.3 %39.7 %27.0 %25.4 %52.4 %22.2 %4.381284.88
2015Braves0.7723.2 %33.3 %43.5 %8.9 %13.7 %11.6 %50.0 %38.4 %28.4 %33.2 %18.7 %48.8 %32.5 %4.301194.61
2016Braves1.1021.4 %41.2 %37.4 %11.0 %13.2 %6.7 %11.1 %39.4 %31.6 %29.0 %20.4 %49.9 %29.8 %4.131014.18
Total- - -0.9022.1 %36.9 %41.0 %11.6 %13.0 %8.7 %23.1 %38.5 %31.0 %30.5 %20.1 %49.7 %30.2 %4.201104.40

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Astros18321382007128198326
2015Braves9512466111142425119701481
2016Braves150136781510918071214082120
Total- - -2632921573423133129135125763927

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Astros-0.03-0.400.36-1.23-0.150.250.280.470.6970.06-0.2001
2015Braves-1.85-7.906.06-23.35-2.530.970.981.131.2317-2.941.0502
2016Braves0.58-8.509.081.330.100.940.940.861.2722-0.391.0100
Total- - --1.30-16.8015.49-23.25-2.570.890.900.841.1746-3.281.8203

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Astros73.0% (96.7)5.8% (81.8) 10.4% (77.3)10.7% (83.9)   
2015Braves71.0% (95.0)14.8% (83.6) 10.5% (75.3)3.6% (84.3)   
2016Braves62.6% (95.2)19.2% (85.5) 10.3% (78.4)7.9% (85.2)  0.4%
Total- - -66.6% (95.3)16.4% (84.8) 10.4% (77.1)6.5% (84.8)  0.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Astros58.9 %16.3 %     16.3 %  8.6 %   
2015Braves45.5 %25.7 %    13.5 %12.6 %  2.8 %   
2016Braves50.1 %12.6 %    21.4 %7.8 %  8.2 %   
Total- - -49.1 %17.8 %    16.6 %10.3 %  6.2 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Astros96.894.5     78.9  83.5  
2015Braves95.194.7    84.076.2  84.0  
2016Braves95.295.0    84.877.6  85.2  
Total- - -95.394.8    84.677.1  84.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Astros-2.60.1 0.0-1.0  -1.090.58 -0.12-2.78  
2015Braves-4.7-8.6 -6.3-3.7  -0.44-3.94 -4.03-6.78  
2016Braves0.7-0.5 -2.30.8  0.06-0.13 -1.060.48  
Total- - --6.5-9.0 -8.6-3.8  -0.25-1.40 -2.12-1.49  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Astros-4.82.6     0.0  -1.3  
2015Braves2.5-7.1    -9.0-5.1  -1.7  
2016Braves-3.63.8    1.5-2.5  0.9  
Total- - --5.9-0.7    -7.6-7.6  -2.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Astros-2.524.92     -0.03  -4.49  
2015Braves0.37-1.88    -4.55-2.76  -4.13  
2016Braves-0.341.44    0.32-1.49  0.51  
Total- - --0.31-0.10    -1.17-1.88  -0.86  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Astros28.9 %65.9 %43.6 %63.2 %87.1 %77.5 %39.6 %52.4 %9.8 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Braves32.3 %69.9 %50.3 %70.3 %88.5 %82.4 %47.9 %63.2 %8.9 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Braves32.6 %65.6 %48.2 %68.1 %85.3 %79.2 %47.2 %63.4 %10.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -32.2 %67.3 %48.6 %68.5 %86.7 %80.3 %46.8 %62.4 %9.6 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Astros22.9 %65.0 %43.6 %55.3 %84.6 %76.8 %49.1 %20.6
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Braves30.8 %67.6 %50.3 %65.0 %88.9 %82.0 %53.0 %18.8
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Braves31.3 %62.8 %48.1 %64.6 %85.7 %79.3 %53.4 %20.3
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.3 %64.8 %48.6 %64.1 %86.9 %80.2 %52.9 %19.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014AstrosP16018.2200000000 1   1.000 
2015BravesP181586.2251011010 6   .875 
2016BravesP2222123.14180000000 2   1.000 
Total- - -P5637228.28231011010 9   .969 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014AstrosP18.20  0-1-1              
2015BravesP86.20  0-3-4              
2016BravesP123.12  013              
Total- - -P228.22  0-3-2              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014AstrosP18.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
2015BravesP86.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (5)
2016BravesP123.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (13)
Total- - -P228.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)66.7%     (3)50.0%      (2)100.0%    (19)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Astros-0.2-0.20.1-0.1-0.40.0($0.3) 
2015Braves-1.3-1.1-0.2-1.3-0.8-0.1($0.5) 
2016Braves1.5-0.10.20.213.01.3$10.6 
Total- - -0.0-1.30.1-1.211.81.2$9.7 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 19, Overall: 19
    • Team: Houston Astros
    • School: Minooka Community HS